Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Morning Post
What's left to say after four hours of Morning Edition?
Quite often, there's plenty left to say. And I'd like to start talking about it with you. You may be surprised to learn that there are people who don't know who Nina Totenberg is, or who've never heard of "Climate Connections." Until those people discover the necessity of starting the day with Morning Edition, I think there should be a forum for the rest of us. The Morning Edition crew, people who are informed, delighted and yes, sometimes inspired by what they hear daily on KPBS from 5 to 9am.
I'm Maureen Cavanaugh and as you may know, I've been listening to Morning Edition for quite some time now. I've been the local host of the show for more than 10-years.Even after a decade, I find there's at least one story or feature report each morning that remains with me after the show. Usually, it's because the story told by NPR or KPBS reporters was so compelling. Other times the report opened up more questions than it answered. And then, sometimes, it's because I wonder why we covered the story at all.
I'd like to share some of my observations about all these intriguing stories and hear what you think. And, if you don't mind, I'd also like to share some of the flavor of our local Morning Edition show. You might be interested to hear the favorite surf lingo we're picking up from Scott Bass' Wave Watch reports. (If conditions are both junky and sloppy, watch out!) Or learn how accurate Dwane Brown's car is in determining the temperature at Lindbergh Field each morning.
I hope we can have a bit of fun. And I hope I might be able to point out some Morning Edition stories you missed or might like to hear to again.
For instance, in case you missed it: check out NPR's Frank Langfitt's wonderfully atmospheric report on the economic winners and losers in China. It's the first of two reports that follow the fortunes of three brothers in the Gong family.
They tell me the first post is always the hardest. We'll see...